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Huánjìng B?ohù Sh? (Mandarin)
Fàn-kín Pó-fu Su (Hakka)
|Formed||March 1971 (as Department of Environmental Health)|
22 August 1987 (as EPA)
|Jurisdiction||Taiwan (Republic of China)|
|Employees||15,034 (est. 2004)|
The Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan (EPA, Chinese: ; Pe?h-?e-j?: Hêng-chèng Khoân-kéng Pó-h Sú) is a cabinet-level executive agency responsible for protecting and conserving the environment in the Republic of China. This also includes, air quality, noise control, monitoring and inspection of environment, solid waste, recycling, sustainable development and international cooperation.
It is led by the Minister for Environment. He is supported by two deputy ministers.
The environmental protection agency has evolved and been part of different departments over decades. Prior to 1971, the environmental portfolio was part of the Ministry of Interior which encompasses the Health portfolio.
From March 1971 to 28 January 1982 the Department of Environmental Health was established to look after protecting the environment. Various agencies such as the Department of Health and others managed the soil and water aspects of environment.
From 29 January 1982 to 21 August 1987 the Environmental Protection Bureau was established to take over responsibility for noise and traffic control, air, water, waste management, health responsibilities under the Department of Health.
From 22 August 1987 to the present, the Environmental Protection Administration was established becoming the one stop shop for all environmental policies, regulation, standards and enforcement. It encompassed toxic substance management, environmental sanitation and monitoring and inspection of the environment.
|No||Name||Term of Office||Days||Political Party||Cabinet|
|1||Eugene Chien ()||22 August 1987||31 May 1991||1378||Kuomintang||Yu Kuo-hwa|
|2||Jaw Shaw-kong ()||1 June 1991||15 November 1992||533||Kuomintang||Hau Pei-tsun|
|--||Larry Chen ()||15 November 1992||20 November 1992||5||Kuomintang||Hau Pei-tsun|
|3||Chang Lung-cheng ()||21 November 1992||9 June 1996||1296||Kuomintang||Hau Pei-tsun|
|4||Tsai Hsun-hsiung ()||10 June 1996||20 May 2000||1440||Kuomintang||Lien Chan|
|5||Edgar Lin ()||20 May 2000||6 March 2001||290||Democratic Progressive Party||Tang Fei|
|6||Hau Lung-pin ()||7 March 2001||6 October 2003||949||New Party||Chang Chun-hsiung|
|7||Chang Juu-en ()||6 October 2003||25 April 2005||567||Yu Shyi-kun|
|--||Tsay Ting-kuei ()||25 April 2005||7 June 2005||43||Frank Hsieh|
|8||Chang Kow-lung ()||8 June 2005||20 May 2007||711||Frank Hsieh|
Su Tseng-chang I
|9||Winston Dang ()||21 May 2007||20 May 2008||365||Democratic Progressive Party||Chang Chun-hsiung|
|10||Stephen Shen ()||20 May 2008||2 March 2014||2112||Liu Chao-shiuan|
|11||Wei Kuo-yen ()||3 March 2014||19 May 2016||808||Kuomintang||Jiang Yi-huah|
|12||Lee Ying-yuan ()||20 May 2016||3 December 2018||927||Democratic Progressive Party||Lin Chuan|
|--||Tsai Hung-teh ()||4 December 2018||14 January 2019||40||William Lai|
|13||Chang Tzi-chin ()||14 January 2019||Incumbent||369||Su Tseng-chang II|